Why Conservatives Hate Keynes

By: Sunday July 25, 2010 10:30 am

Conservatives hate John Maynard Keynes because he lacks proper deference towards massive accumulations of capital and the owners of that capital.


DNC Memo: It’s Bad, Just Not 1994 or 2006 Bad

By: Friday July 16, 2010 3:15 pm

The DNC is out with a new memo (PDF), short and worth reading, making the case that this November will not be as bad as 1994 was for Democrats or 2006 was for Republicans. It is an attempt to dispel the idea Democrats will lose control of the House.

The House’s Local Jobs Bill – Actually a Jobs Bill

By: Friday March 12, 2010 5:07 am

Obviously it hasn’t run through the legislative wringer yet, but the Local Jobs For America Act proposed by House Education and Labor Secretary George Miller looks like an exceedingly good piece of policy. It would provides through the community development block grant program $100 billion dollars to create local jobs through state and municipal budgets. Miller claims he could create or save a million jobs with that money.

The Jobs Bills: The Battle for COBRA

By: Tuesday February 2, 2010 6:01 am

Congress has not yet seen fit to give Americans health care. But there’s a new health care battle heating up right in the middle of the jobs bills that will be the next focus of Congress.

President Pushes Job Creation Tax Credit; Sen. Harkin Pushes Back

By: Friday January 29, 2010 3:45 pm

In Baltimore this morning, President Obama announced his proposal for a job creation tax credit for small business, which would spend $33 billion dollars trying to encourage hiring in the small business sector, where a majority of all job creation originates. This is combined with the $30 billion proposal for community banks to lend to small businesses, adding up to a serious commitment to the small business sector.

“Cash For Caulkers” Energy Retrofit Program Needs to Work at the Local Level

By: Wednesday December 30, 2009 6:20 pm

An energy retrofit program would be a boon to the economy, would reduce greenhouse gas emissions and could reduce barriers to entry for millions of Americans who would otherwise not see upgrades in their homes or places of business. But it has to be done in concert with a process that ensures such retrofits are accessible and allowable without blockage at the local level.

No Shortage of Progressive Policies to Create Jobs AND Lower Deficit

By: Tuesday December 1, 2009 6:02 am

Both jobs and the deficit are being dealt with in Congress through conservative frames, with policies like across-the-board, untargeted tax cuts for job creation, or “entitlement reform” commissions basically oriented to cutting social services programs for the deficit.

However, a wealth of policies that would seek to create perhaps millions of jobs, while responsibly paying for the investment and then some, are taking shape on Capitol Hill.

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